pars media // films // Opera Fanatic

Operaroadmovie, 93 min, 1999

Director(s): Jan Schmidt-Garre

Featuring: Stefan Zucker, Iris Adami-Corradetti, Fedora Barbieri, Anita Cerquetti, Gina Cigna, Carla Gavazzi, Leyla Gencer, Magda Olivero, Giulietta Simionato

Co-produced by ZDF/3sat, YLE, NRK, and SF
Supported by MfG and Media II

Prizes at the Munich International Documentary Festival and at Golden Prague (Czech Crystal)

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A journey into the guts of the Italian opera of the fifties. Stefan Zucker, the "world's highest tenor", an excentric opera fanatic from New York, visits the opera divas of his childhood: Magda Olivero, Anita Cerquetti, Giulietta Simionato, Leyla Gencer... The journey from apartment to apartment, from diva to diva, from Rome via Florence, Bologna, Padua, and Bergamo to the Scala in Milan, turns into an opera road movie.